If you are new to Cricut and a little overwhelmed, then these 8 projects for beginners will be totally helpful! Once you master the trick, learning how to use Cricut is really easy and fun. But beginners need to determine the best rough project so that you can choose ideas and coaching that can be successful. Therefore, we have compiled a list of eight simple starter ideas and tutorials, which are perfect Cricut projects for beginners and ideal for new cutter owners! Next let us take a closer look at each of these beginner Cricut projects so that you can decide where to start. These Cricut project ideas will introduce all the Cricut tutorials you can make as a Cricut beginner. Let's start…
Beginner Cricut Project 1: Cute Mug
For craft starters, one of the simplest Cricut projects is to simply cut some vinyl and paste it on the cup. Making Cricut cups, plates and jars is one of the easiest Cricut craft items. You can easily update your home decoration by adding simple stickers to existing containers, etc. It's very simple! For example, this is my cute bunny cup. Very cute, don’t you think?
This beginner-friendly Cricut project is nothing more than some adhesive vinyl material cut from Cricut and transferred to this cup. You can coat the surface of glass, metal, wood, ceramic, plastic and even canvas with vinyl like this! If you don't have an ordinary canister, please bask in the sun! The key here is to use adhesive vinyl and transfer tape, instead of iron on vinyl. You can check our adhesive vinyl beginner's guide for help.
And you don’t need too much vinyl to make your own cup! You can use some of the remaining waste vinyl to make Cricut cups.
Beginner Cricut Project 2: Personalized Plate
This "airplane plate" is a lovely way to surprise your child. Use cutting files on plates or cups to make this DIY super easy!
Beginner Cricut Project 3: Personalized soap bottle
Personalize the soap box by adding your own Cricut vinyl. It can be easily achieved by simply adding a transparent transfer tape. The candle jar can also be personalized!
Beginner Cricut Project 4: Personalized craft T-shirt
Many people have bought Cricut so that they can make interesting T-shirts, and the good news is that it is really easy to make T-shirts with Cricut! Instead of using adhesive vinyl like a cup, iron is used on the vinyl, also known as heat transfer vinyl or HTV. You just need to cut the design on Cricut and apply it to the T-shirt. You can add your own name to image files to make a fun and personalized T-shirt that can last a long time. This kind of handcraft design is a good project worth learning! You need to know how to properly place the vinyl material on the cutting mat, cut it off, remove the excess vinyl material and apply it to the shirt. Read our beginner's guide to heat transfer vinyl.
Beginner Cricut Project 5: Adorable Socks
These cute rabbits and elephants applied on these socks are interesting and can be used for healing. You can change the above pattern to any animal you like. It's easy, you can make these socks in a few minutes and use them as a gift or by yourself.
Beginner Cricut Project 6: Wooden signboard
You only need to take a piece of scrap wood, like get it from the timber store, paint them and add your own Cricut decals. You will see a personalized design! Learn how to apply heat transfer vinyl to wood.
Beginner Cricut Project 7: Personalized pillows and blankets
Every year when the holidays come, you may see holiday decorations in the store. During Christmas, Easter, Valentine's Day and other holidays, have you seen those fabrics cut and sewn on pillows? You can also use the Cricut machine to make your own DIY Easter pillows and Valentine's Day pillows! You can use Iron-On or HTV (heat transfer) products to personalize anything with Cricut machines.
Beginner Cricut Project 8: Halloween decoration
This kind of Halloween home decorations is very easy to make, you can find vinyl that does not need to be cut in our shop. Follow the detailed guidance in this article: How to make Halloween Costumes with Heat Transfer Vinyl
Notes before you start:
Maybe you found a very good project, but you are not sure if it is suitable for beginners. When everything is brand new, it is hard to know what works. Before you start, you need to consider whether the project has a clear description? Avoid projects that have no obvious direction, or projects that seem too simple. You want to explain everything to you step by step so that you know what to do when you encounter difficulties. The Cricut project most suitable for beginners has very clear instructions, which will be broken down gradually.
And the materials you need to prepare. How much material is needed to make the project? The simplest Cricut project uses only three different materials: surface materials such as cups or shirts, and any materials on top (such as vinyl).
The technology you need to master. How much technology is needed to make the project? The simplest Cricut project is just a technique, such as applying a layer of iron vinyl on a shirt, applying adhesive vinyl on a cup, or just joining two cardstocks together.
Before starting, please read the instructions carefully. The Cricut project most suitable for beginners will be explained in detail. Prepare materials, supplies and tools in advance. Be careful when replacing. They may work or cause huge process failures. Experienced people are easier to replace, but novices may become the source of disaster. If in doubt, be sure to test first! Just cut a little heart in the corner of a piece of paper or vinyl to make sure the settings are correct. Pursue progress beyond perfection. Your early projects are unlikely to be perfect, even in craftsmanship. Be good to yourself.
I hope this article provides some ideas for your beginner Cricut project. As a beginner using Cricut, vinyl Cricut Projects and other Cricut materials, it doesn't mean you can't try new things. At the moment, you seem to have some difficulty with some of the Cricut projects on this beginner list, but once you start using Cricut to try some DIY Cricut projects, you will feel more comfortable trying the more advanced Cricut Project!